Mandarin Beet Salad

Mandarin Beet Salad
Mandarin Beet Salad

Do you eat at least 1 salad every day? There are always a few high leverage suggestions we make to someone who’s just getting into the whole healthy living scene. The first is of course to drink water first thing in the morning, the other is to have a green smoothie a day and the third is to have at least 1 big salad each day. You seriously don’t need to get caught up in labels and concern yourself over being a 100% raw foodist or vegan to be healthy, it can be simple and fun.

Depending on what part of the world you’re in, mandarin oranges may be super rare. For example, in Canada, BC where I am from, the only time of the year you can get a mandarin orange is about a month before Christmas time. They are so rare, that all the stores sell them in fancy little boxes with each orange wrapped individually. Hilarious if you think about it. But out here in Mexico right now, mandarin oranges are abundant. I never would have thought to combine oranges with beets and greens before, but having limited access to organic food has proven to be a test to my creativity! I enjoyed this salad for breakfast this week, loved it :) Hope you do too….

Ingredients: 

  • 3-6 Cups of Greens
  • 1/2 Cucumber, Sliced
  • 1/2 Carrot, Shredded
  • 1/2 Small Beet, Shredded
  • 1/2 Avocado, Sliced
  • 1/2 Mandarin Orange, Sliced

Honey Mustard Lime Dressing:

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Stone Ground Mustard
  • 2 Large Limes, Juice Only
  • 2 tbsp. Raw Organic Honey *optional

Instructions: Combine all of your delicious ingredients together in a bowl and use about 1-2 tbsp. of dressing or as much as you desire.

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Sheleana Aiyana

Sheleana is passionate about getting back to nature through real food and empowering women to walk the feminine path of self-care and deep self-awareness. She's a birth doula in Vancouver, BC where she lives with her partner. She's an avid reader, intuitive culinary goddess and cat lady in the making.

Their life together is centered around real, whole food living without restricting oneself to dietary labels or dogmas. Sheleana believes resetting the body through cleansing is one tool for spiritual awakening in a time where we've slipped so far away from what real food truly means. Her hopes are that through this channel, more people can find what eating path suits their beliefs and bodies best, while honoring the laws of nature and themselves.